13 Things to Know About the Charts This Week: From 'A (Star Is Born)' to 'Z(eze)'

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper continue to dominate Billboard's charts, thanks to A Star Is Born. The movie's soundtrack logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Gaga and Cooper hold at Nos. 1 and 3 on the Billboard Artist 100, respectively.

Plus, Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, while Kodak Black's "Zeze," featuring Travis Scott and Offset, launches at No. 2.   

Here are 13 other things to know about the charts this week:

1. Drake breaks yet another Hot 100 record. Thanks to his featured turn on Bad Bunny's "Mia," which debuts at No. 5, Drake earns his 12th top 10 of 2018, passing The Beatles for the most top 10s by any act in a single year. Click here for details.

2. Speaking of "Mia," the track surges to No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. Click here for the story.

3. As "Zeze" debuts at No. 2 on the Hot 100, the track becomes the highest-charting hit to begin with the letter "Z." What other such songs have zoomed onto the chart? Click here for our (zealous) research.

4. "Zeze" also debuts at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Click here for the post.

5. Quavo sends seven tracks onto the Hot 100 from his debut solo album Quavo Huncho, which hits No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Click here for the rundown.

6. Fred Bronson looks back at 60 actors and actresses who have shown off their musical talents on the Hot 100, from Bradley Cooper to the Blues Brothers, Hugh Jackman, Anna Kendrick, Burt Reynolds and more. Click here for the lights, camera and chart action.

7. Looking ahead to next week's Billboard 200, the A Star Is Born soundtrack is primed to spend its third week at No. 1, while Future and Juice WRLD's collaborative album should start at No. 2. Click here for the Billboard 200 forecast.

8. On the latest Chart Beat Podcast, Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson analyze how, in just three years, pop has ceded the spotlight to hip-hop atop the Hot 100. Plus, guest Lil Jon reminisces about his 2003 crunk classic "Get Low." Click here to listen.

9. Over on the Pop Shop Podcast, Keith Caulfield and Katie Atkinson welcome chart-toppers 5 Seconds of Summer to discuss their biggest hit yet, "Youngblood," and how it's conquering among numerous hip-hop hits. Click here to listen.

10. Luke Combs makes history on the Country Airplay chart, as he becomes the first solo artist to send four career-opening singles to No. 1, as "She Got the Best of Me" hits the summit. Click here for details.

11. Calvin Harris and Sam Smith's "Promises" hits No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart, earning Harris his sixth No. 1. Harris tells Billboard that he's "over the moon" about his latest leader. Click here for the story.

12. TobyMac earns his fifth No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart with The ElementsClick here for the post.

13. The numbers are in for Beyoncé and JAY-Z's On the Run II Tour, which finished with more than $250 million earned. Click here for more details.

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